Biofunctional Understanding and Conceptual Control: Searching for Systematic Consensus in Systemic Cohesion

dc.contributor.authorIran-Nejad, Asghar
dc.contributor.authorBordbar, Fareed
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-28T21:06:13Z
dc.date.available2023-09-28T21:06:13Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.description.abstractFor first generation scientists after the cognitive revolution, knowers were in active control over all (stages of) information processing. Then, following a decade of transition shaped by intense controversy, embodied cognition emerged and suggested sources of control other than those implied by metaphysical information processing. With a thematic focus on embodiment science and an eye toward systematic consensus in systemic cohesion, the present study explores the roles of biofunctional and conceptual control processes in the wholetheme spiral of biofunctional understanding (see Iran-Nejad and Irannejad, 2017b, Figure 1). According to this spiral, each of the two kinds of understanding has its own unique set of knower control processes. For conceptual understanding (CU), knowers have deliberate attention-allocation control over their first-person "knowthat" and "knowhow" content combined as mutually coherent corequisites. For biofunctional understanding (BU), knowers have attention-allocation control only over their knowthat content but knowhow control content is ordinarily conspicuously absent. To test the hypothesis of differences in the manner of control between CU and BU, participants in two experiments read identical-format statements for internal consistency, as response time was recorded. The results of Experiment 1 supported the hypothesis of differences in the manner of control between the two types of control processes; and Experiment 2 confirmed the results of Experiment 1. These findings are discussed in terms of the predicted differences between BU and CU control processes, their roles in regulating the physically unobservable flow of systemic cohesion in the wholetheme spiral, and a proposal for systematic consensus in systemic cohesion to serve as the second guiding principle in biofunctional embodiment science next to physical science's first guiding principle of systematic observation.en_US
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dc.identifier.citationIran-Nejad, A., & Bordbar, F. (2017). Biofunctional Understanding and Conceptual Control: Searching for Systematic Consensus in Systemic Cohesion. In Frontiers in Psychology (Vol. 8). Frontiers Media SA. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01702
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01702
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/12013
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherFrontiers
dc.rights.licenseAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectbiofunctional understanding
dc.subjectdeclarative fact-seeking
dc.subjectprocedural knowhow
dc.subjectembodiment science
dc.subjectspiral of biofunctional understanding
dc.subjectsystematic observation
dc.subjectsystematic consensus
dc.subjectunobservable systemic cohesion
dc.subjectBRAIN-MIND CYCLE
dc.subjectSELF-REGULATION
dc.subjectSCHEMA THEORY
dc.subject6 VIEWS
dc.subjectMEMORY
dc.subjectKNOWLEDGE
dc.subjectINFORMATION
dc.subjectWISDOM
dc.subjectMODEL
dc.subjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary
dc.titleBiofunctional Understanding and Conceptual Control: Searching for Systematic Consensus in Systemic Cohesionen_US
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